Re: Definition of Culture
Ania Lian (ania@LINGUA.CLTR.UQ.OZ.AU)
Fri, 16 Aug 1996 10:36:14 +1000
On Thu, 15 Aug 1996, Jesse S. Cook III wrote:
> To the best of my knowledge and belief, no nonhuman animal *teaches* any
> other animal. Sure, some animals are "teachable" but only by humans. Other
> animals learn by imitation.
The amateur's remark:
But isn't it what raising children and growing up for many animals
(creatures) is about ie learning about how to survive?
Lack of this phase of being taught when little surely contributes to the
problem of "reintroducing" animals to their environment which in fact was
not theirs in the first place as they did not grow up in it.
The debate I find very interesting and I do save all the mail!